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Graduate Students

Elisabeth (Granquist) Alderks
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
alderks@umn.edu
19th-century literature, postcolonial, digital humanities W 2:00-4:00pm or by appt.
Amanda Alexander
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
alex0203@umn.edu
Medieval/early modern literature, linguistics W 4:00-5:00pm
Th 11:00am-12:00pm
D. Allen
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
alle0750@umn.edu
Poetry, lyric essay T 3:30-5:00pm or by appt.
David Andrews
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
andre639@umn.edu
20th century novels, narrative theory  
Jonathon Atkinson
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
atkin302@umn.edu
Fiction  
Patricia Baehler
PhD candidate
baehl002@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "'Conveyed to Your Hand': The Delivery and Circulation of Letters in Eighteeneth-Century Fiction, 1684-1815"  
Jennifer Baltzer Lovato
PhD candidate
baltz013@umn.edu Dissertaton in progress: "The Construction and Subversion of Gender Roles in 19th Century British Music and Musical Literature"  
Bridget Bergin
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
bergi045@umn.edu
19th-century literature M W 10:00-11:00am
 
Erica Berry
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
berry447@umn.edu
Nonfiction

T 2:30-3:30pm 
F 10:00-11:00am

Valerie Bherer
PhD candidate
bhere001@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "Sexy, Sexless Limbo': Girlhood and American Feminism, 1952-1982"  
Amy Bolis
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
bolis002@umn.edu
Medieval and early modern T Th 9:45-11:15am
Christopher Bowman
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
bowma325@umn.edu
20/21-century literature and technology, editing T Th 9:30-10:30am or by appt.
Matthew Brogden
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
brogd007@umn.edu
18th- and 19th-century British literature, aesthetics, political philosophy, the novel T 3:30-4:30pm
Th 3:00-4:30pm
Wesley Burdine
PhD candidate
burd0083@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "'What Was It?': Phenomenal Bodies andTemporality, 1850-1925"  
Carolyn Byrne
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
byrne276@umn.edu
Fiction  
Ashley Campbell
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
sandl029@umn.edu
18th-century theatre, gender and sexuality, feminist theory, cultural studies T Th 1:00-2:20pm 
Jennifer Carter
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind
carte878@umn.edu
Poetry W 11:00am-12:00pm   
Th 11:15am-12:15pm
Patrick Carthey
MA candidate
26 Lind Hall
carth020@umn.edu
Modernist literature  
Vincent Cheng
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind
chen2009@umn.edu
Fiction M 3:30-4:30pm 
F 1:00-2:00pm or by appt.
Eunkyung Cho
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
choxx518@umn.edu
Early modern drama W 3:20-5:20pm
Moinak Choudhury
PhD Candidate
26 Lind Hall
choud079@umn.edu
   
Santidad Clarke
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
benne705@umn.edu
Early modern English and Spanish literature; early modern drama; Mediterranean studies; captivity narratives; cultural and comparative literature theory W 3:30-4:30pm
Kristin Collier
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
coll0686@umn.edu
Nonfiction F 1:10-2:10pm or by appt.
Samantha Crain
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind
crain046@umn.edu
   
Jonathan Damery
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
damer024@umn.edu
Nonficton M 2:30-4:30pm
Stacey Decker
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
decke135@umn.edu
19th- and 20th-century literature, particularly trans-Atlantic modernism(s); gender and modernism; literary theory; the Harlem Renaissance; Irish studies; history of medicine  
Yuan Ding
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
dingx237@umn.edu
Ethnic American Literature (especially Asian American literature); immigration, transnationalism and global diaspora; French feminism; psychoanalysis T Th 2:30-3:45pm or by appt.
Kelsey Donk
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
donkx001@umn.edu
Nonfiction F 11:15am-12:15pm
Abhay Doshi
PhD candidate
 
4 Lind Hall
doshi016@umn.edu
postcolonial and cultural theory, dialectics, psychoanalysis, and globalization M W 9:00-10:00am
Jennifer Easler
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind
   
Stephen Ellis
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind
   
Jonas Erickson
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
eric1566@umn.edu
Early modern literature W 3:15-5:15pm
Amy Fairgrieve
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
fairg002@umn.edu
18th- and early 19th-Century British literature, particularly British Romantic poetry; modern philosophy; history of science; cognitive psychology  
Katherine Ferraro
MA candidate
26 Lind Hall
  Th 3:00-4:00pm 
F 12:00-1:00pm
Anne Floyd
MA candidate
26 Lind Hall
   
Megan Gette
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
gette019@umn.edu
Poetry  
Clara Giebel
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
   
Roy Guzmán
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
guzma111@umn.edu
Poetry M 2:00-4:00pm or by appt.
Joe Harris
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
harr2114@umn.edu
Fiction W 1:15-3:15pm
William Harris
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
harr2108@umn.edu
Nonfiction M 5:00-6:00pm or by appt.
Thea Henney
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
Poetry F 12:45-1:45pm or by appt.
Jacqueline Hilgert
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
hilge147@umn.edu
Nonfiction M 11:45am-1:15pm or by appt.
Leslie Hodgkins
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
Fiction M 2:00-4:00pm
Elizabeth Howard
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
  Th 8:00-9:00am or by appt.
Wei Chung Hsu
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
hsuxx272@umn.edu
Poetry M F 10:00-11:00am
Hyeryung Hwang
PhD candidate
hwan0094@umn.edu 19th- and 20th-century European and American Literature; theories of comparative literature and “world” literature; continental literary and cultural theory  
Youngbin Hyeon
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
hyeon004@umn.edu
Modern and contemporary drama F 3:30-5:30pm
Anessa Ibrahim
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
ibrah115@umn.edu
Fiction M 4:30-6:00pm
Bomi Jeon
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
jeonx134@umn.edu
Modernism, postcolonial literature M F 8:00-9:00am
Jennifer Jodell
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
jodel002@umn.edu
Feminist theory, embodiment, media studies, traditions of female authorship, science fiction, pulp studies, genre theory T Th 10:00-11:00am or by appt.
Damian Johansson
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
Nonfiction M W 9:30-10:30am or by appt.
Melissa Johnson
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
joh12032@umn.edu
Shakespeare, early modern drama Th 9:45am-12:15pm
Hannah Jorgenson
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
jorge549@umn.edu
Long 18th-century British literature, novel studies, fiction about and by women, and female education T Th 9:00-10:00am
Marc Juberg
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
juber024@umn.edu
Shakespeare, Elizabethan and Jacobean drama and dramaturgy, early modern modes of poetic expression, metatheatre, audience response M W 4:30-6:00pm
Liam Kane-Grade
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
kaneg003@umn.edu
Fiction  
Jennifer Somie Kang
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
kangx267@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "Fascist Modernisms" W 4:30-6:00pm
Miriam Karraker
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
karr0073@umn.edu
Poetry T 10:00-11:00am
Th 12:30-1:30pm
Melissa Kavanah
PhD candidate
kavan101@umn.edu Medieval literature, Old English  
Veronica Kavass
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
kavas003@umn.edu
Nonficton  
Trevor Ketner
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
ketne002@umn.edu
Poetry  
Seonna Kim
PhD candidate
kimx1337@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "The Figures of the Stateless No-body in the 'Brave New World'"  
Yoo-Suk Kim
PhD candidate
kimx0828@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "Edmund Spenser's Medievalism: The English Romance Tradition and the Faerie Queene"  
Katelin Krieg
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
krie0210@umn.edu
19th-century British literature and culture;, the Victorian novel; British Aestheticism; science and literature; philosophy and literature; gender studies  
David Lemke
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
lemke074@umn.edu
19th- and 20th-century literature M W 11:00am-12:00pm
Jenna Lester
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
leste101@umn.edu
Early modern literature & drama, adaptations of Shakespeare in captive spaces, incarcerated theater, prison arts programs, performance as a vehicle for social change M Th 3:00-4:00pm
Adam Lindberg
PhD candidate
lindb045@umn.edu New media; theories of play, games (digital and analogue). Dissertation in progress: "Playing Badly"  
Cliff Jen-chou Liu
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
liux1899@umn.edu
18th-century British literature, literature and intellectual history (especially economics, science, medicine), Scottish Enlightenment, William Blake. T Th 10:00-11:00am
Charlotte Madere
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
mader043@umn.edu
18th- and early-19th-century literature (novels, educational theory, conduct books, and children's literature), history, representation of gender T Th 2:45-3:45pm
Samantha Majhor
PhD candidate
majh0002@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "The Sovereignty of Things in Native American Literature" W 9:00-11:00am
held in 137 Ruttan Hall
Katelyn McCarthy
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
mccar757@umn.edu
Early modern drama; gender studies  
Stephen McCulloch
PhD candidate
mccu0166@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "Cheap Pleasures: The Railway and Mass Experience in Post-Reconstruction America Literature"  
Melissa Merte
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
merte149@umn.edu
18th- and 19th- century British Literature, especially the Victorian novel, disability studies, affect theory, postcolonial studies and transnational perspectives T 3:00-5:00pm
Ben Meyerson
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
Poetry T 2:30-3:30pm
W 2:00-3:00pm
Grace Miller
PhD candidate
mill6531@umn.edu Postmodern literature  
Saeide Mirzaei
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
mirza025@umn.edu
20th-century literature, postcolonial studies  
David Moberly
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
mober088@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "The Taming of the Tigress: Gender, Shakespeare, and the Arab World"  
Laura (Brennan) Moltz
PhD candidate

 

brenn363@umn.edu 20th century; dance performance  
Cole Nelson
MA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
  M W 9:30-10:30am or by appt.
Amanda Niedfeldt
PhD candidate
niedf005@umn.edu Modernism; post-WWII literature; trans-atlantic exchange; US imperialism. Minor field: comparative and international development education  
Asa D. Olson
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
olso6529@umn.edu
Early modern literature, reception of classical works into English literature, translation, neo-Latin literature, print culture, historiography T Th 8:15-9:45am
Jacqueline Patz
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
patzx012@umn.edu
Contemporary literature, cognitive science T Th 1:00-2:00pm
Michael Phillips
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
phil0740@umn.edu
18th-century British novel, narrative theory, genre studies, 19th-century British novel, 18th-century philosophy, pedagogy and fiction M W 12:00-1:00pm
Kristina Popiel
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
popie007@umn.edu
20th- and 21st-century American literature, labor issues, feminist thought, "happiness" and the American Dream, theories of subjectivity (race, gender, class, the individual)  
Mae Rice
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
Nonfiction W 11:00am-12:00pm
Th 2:00-3:00pm
Hannah Riddle
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
riddl072@umn.edu
Poetry W 12:15-1:15pm or by appt.
Zoe Rodine
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
rodin012@umn.edu
20/21-century transatlantic literature  
David Rodriguez Martinez
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
rodri966@umn.edu
Postwar fiction and film  
Laura Rothgeb
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
   
Michael Rowe
PhD candidate
rowex121@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "Cosmic Animals"  
Barbara Schulman
PhD candidate
schu0429@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "Blackface Minstrelsy, from Print to Performance: Instructional Guides for the Amateur, 1895-1928"  
Laura Scroggs
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
scrog034@umn.edu
20th- and 21st-century American literature, feminist theory, women's writing, queer theory, graphic novels M W 11:00am-12:15pm
Shavera Seneviratne
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
senev007@umn.edu
18th/19th century life and culture; British Romantic poetry; Victorian literature and the Pre-Raphaelites; poetry and poetics; drama and dramaturgy; 19th century drama  
Sung Jin Shin
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
shinx408@umn.edu
18th- and 19th-century British literature; Romantic Poetry; science and literature; epistemology  
Mihret Sibhat
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
Fiction  
Brett Sigurdson
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
  F 12:00-2:00pm
Katie Sisneros
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
sisne004@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "The Vulgar Turk: Muslims in English Popular Literature, 1603-1683"  
Aleisha Smith
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
smit8429@umn.edu
19th-century literature, colonialism T Th 2:45-3:45pm
Yon Ji Sol
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
solxx001@umn.edu
19th-century British novel; World Literature  
Anne Marie Spidahl
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
spidahl@umn.edu
The novel in the 20th and 21st centuries; theories of ideology, aesthetics, and metaphysics; Lacanian psychoanalysis; fiction writing  
Jeffrey Squires
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
squir080@umn.edu
Early modern tragedy and tragic theory, particularly as fashioned through global interaction; English political & mercantile relationships; ontological self-fashioning in texts M 2:00-3:00pm
W 10:00-11:00am or by appt.
Robert St. Lawrence
PhD candidate
stlaw004@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "Styles of Weakness: the Late Industrial in Postwar Poetics"  
Connor Stratton
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
strat138@umn.edu
Poetry F 12:10-2:10pm
Amanda Taylor
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
tayl0861@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "Fabricating the Martial Body: Anatomy, Affect, and Armor in Early Modern England and Italy"  
Matthew Taylor
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
tayl0730@umn.edu
Fiction W 1:30-3:30pm
Jordan Thomas
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
thom5157@umn.edu
Nonfiction T Th 1:30-2:30pm
Gao Vang
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
Nonfiction  
Andrea Waldrep
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
  By appointment
Bomi Yoon
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
yoonx215@umn.edu
Asian American, postcolonial, and transnational drama and literature; the relationship between food, race, and transnational identities in literature and performance T Th 9:30-10:30am or by appt.
Alexis Zanghi
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
zangh004@umn.edu
Fiction Th 5:10-6:10pm or by appt.
Timothy Zila
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
zilax002@umn.edu
Fiction  
Ali Zimmerman
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
zimme911@umn.edu
Folklore T 2:15-3:15pm
F 12:15-1:15pm